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Reading Glasses: Frequently Asked Questions

Are reading glasses reimbursable?

Yes, if there is a prescription or if there is a note of recommendation from a doctor accompanying flex reimbursement voucher.
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Are reading glasses for me?

Reading glasses will help you focus on near objects if you have good distance vision but are restricted when focusing up close. They are not designed to replace your existing corrective lenses. Reading glasses do not work in conjunction with regular corrective glasses. They are designed to be worn with corrective contact lenses or over the naked eye.

Where are the reading glasses?

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Is it safe to use drugstore reading glasses?

Drugstore reading glasses give an approximation of ones prescription for reading glasses. While they are not nearly as accurate as prescription glasses, if the same correction is needed for both eyes and you don’t have much astigmatism they can be recommended for occasional use.

Where are Doc's Reading Glasses Painted?

A USA company hand paints my reading glasses and they have been producing these wonderful and unique items for years.

Why do I need reading glasses?

As we get older, regardless of whether or not we have always had normal vision or have suffered from myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, a natural age-related process steps in that affects everyone. When you go past the age of 40-50, the lens inside your eye loses its elasticity and cannot accommodate any more. Accommodate means it becomes difficult to focus on objects that are close at hand. ...
The need for reading glasses is a normal process of growing up. As we get older, our eyes lose the ability to focus on objects close to us. This condition is called Presbyopia .

Will reading glasses be required?

Presbyopia is the normal weakening of the focusing muscles of the eye, usually by the age of 45. All normally sighted patients require reading glasses by sometime in their mid-forties. Without surgery, patients must either wear bifocals or remove their distance correction to read. There is a correction called monovision that can offset this natural occurrence. Dr. Miller will be able to determine if this option is available for you.

Why reading glasses?

Ready-made readers are a practical solution for many consumers vs. prescription reading glasses.Most customers cannot justify the large price difference between prescription readers and quality ready readers. In addition, customers who do need prescription lenses should be able to buy ready-made readers in multiple pairs. A consumer can buy one pair of prescription readers for $200 once every three years, or they buy a pair of ready readers for $20 to $60 every 4 to 8 months. ...

Are reading glasses safe?

Absolutely. Leading ophthalmologists routinely recommend over-the-counter reading glasses for patients with presbyopia who only need simple magnification. Millions of people worldwide use ready-to-wear reading glasses. The Canadian and American institutions of ophthalmology together with the appropriate branches of government have passed clear laws allowing for the general sale of reading glasses. Question 3:

Who Needs Reading Glasses?

As we reach our forties the lens of our eye becomes less flexible and makes focusing on small print or close work difficult. The answer is simple - R eady S pex Reading Glasses, with a choice of 9 strengths to choose from. (Please note: R eady S pex Reading Glasses are not to be used by anyone under 16 years of age)

What about reading glasses?

It is important to know that LASIK does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, due to the normal aging process of the eye. Reading glasses are eventually needed in most patients beginning around age 40. No surgical procedure at this time can permanently correct this problem. However, “menuvision” is a very successful technique that corrects vision in one eye for distance and corrects the other eye (the non-dominant eye) for reading vision. ...

What if I wear reading glasses?

Presbyopia, or the need for reading glasses, is a normal condition which generally happens in the mid 40s. This is when the eye begins to lose the function of focusing on near objects. This happens as the crystalline lens inside the eye naturally increases in size and also becomes more rigid. The lens cannot change shape as easily to allow focus. Presbyopia is corrected by the use of reading, bi-focal or multi-focal spectacles and contact lenses. Unfortunately, at this stage Presbyopia cannot be treated with Excimer Laser.

Will I need reading glasses?

The need for reading glasses is a natural process of the eye. This begins to affect most people in their early 40's. Following Laser Eye Surgery you will still need reading glasses at that time in your life. We will more thoroughly discuss this with you during your consultation.
The need for reading glasses is a natural process of the eye related to age. This begins to effect most people in their early 40's. Following Laser Eye Surgery you will still need reading glasses at that time of your life. SEE MONOVISION UNDER YOUR VISION.
Most normally sighted patients require readers in their mid-forties. This is caused by the normal weakening of the focusing muscles of the eye known as presbyopia, which usually starts around the age of 40 – 45. This condition occurs with or without LASIK. Those patients who currently have bifocals will still need reading glasses after the surgery unless they opt for a treatment plan called monovision, wherein one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near vision. Top | View LASIK Main
Usually, we aim to get you to see reasonably well without glasses, although you may still need glasses to get the very best distance vision. Most patients require reading glasses after surgery.
Most normally sighted patients require readers in their mid-forties. This is caused by the normal weakening of the focusing muscles of the eye known as presbyopia, which usually starts around the age of 40 – 45. This condition occurs with or without LASIK. Those patients who currently have bifocals will still need reading glasses after the surgery unless they opt for a treatment plan called monovision, wherein one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near vision.

Where does VisionSpring manufacture its reading glasses?

VisionSpring produces its branded, high-quality glasses in China. Leveraging China's robust manufacturing infrastructure that arose to serve the needs of large, multi-national companies, VisionSpring is able to produce high-quality, stylish glasses at a price affordable to our rural customers in the developing world. The low cost of manufacturing also enables our entrepreneurs to earn an income from the sale of glasses and allows VisionSpring to run a fully cost-recovered supply chain. ...

Can LASIK eliminate the need for reading glasses?

Yes and no. The need for reading glasses usually begins between ages 40 to 45, and is caused by a hardening of the natural lens of the eye. This condition is called presbyopia. If you are 40 or older and would like to eliminate glasses for both distance and near there is a technique called monovision. In monovision LASIK, one eye is corrected for distance and the other eye is corrected for near vision. ...
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Can LASIK treat the need for reading glasses?

There are two focusing problems of the eyes which cause people to need reading glasses; presbyopia, which is the aging of the lens inside the eye, and hyperopia, commonly known as farsightedness. Farsightedness is easily treated with hyperopic LASIK, which was approved by the FDA in 1998. Presbyopia is commonly treated with LASIK using the monovision technique.

What about my need for reading glasses?

If you are over 40 and are using reading glasses or bifocals, there is no procedure for correcting this. Your distance prescription is corrected, which reduces your reading prescription. There are also ways to use laser vision correction to help reduce your reading glasses need further, these options will be discussed with you before your procedure.

What power reading glasses do I need?

If you don't know the appropriate power reading glasses you need, please refer to our Diopter test chart(PDF).

How can I see “20/20” and still need reading glasses?

The term “20/20” vision means that at 20 feet the patient can see what someone with “normal” vision can see at 20 feet. 20/200 means that the patient has to move up to 20 feet away from an object to see it as well as someone with normal vision can see it from 200 feet away. To accurately measure vision, it must be tested both at far distance and at reading distance. Someone over 40 may have 20/20 distance vision but very blurry 20/200 reading vision without glasses.

Will I still need reading glasses?

Some patients consider monovision in order to be free of reading glasses. This concern is explained in detail in the monovision section .
Depending on the type of treatment chosen, an individual may or may not need reading glasses after surgery, but may need them as they and their eyes age.

WILL I NEED READING GLASSES AFTER SURGERY?

Generally, patients under 40 years of age read well without glasses following surgery. Patients over 40 may need magnification for reading fine print. Presbyopia is the term that refers to the natural weakening of the focusing muscles that occurs in our early to mid 40's, causing us to reach for the magnification that reading glasses provide. The LASIK procedure does not correct for presbyopia.

Will I require reading glasses after lasik ?

Reading glasses will be required only for people nearing 40 yrs and above. This is due to ageing process. However your surgeon may be able to help you by compromising on distant vision or monovision.

Can I use my reading glasses to relieve eyestrain?

If your reading glasses relieve the eyestrain, then do use your reading glasses. The problem with reading glasses is that they usually require you to lean forward, to get close to the screen, in order to see clearly. This may cause posture problems with neck and shoulder pain or discomfort. If you experience these, you may change to computer glasses. Computer glasses are similar to reading glasses, but are not as strong. This allows you to sit straight rather than lean forward to view the screen.

Why will I still need reading glasses after refractive surgery?

If you are over 40-45 years old you are presbyopic, which means you are no longer able to focus as easily at close distances. If you are nearsighted, you may take your glasses or contact lenses off and see clearly at close distances. However, if all the nearsightedness is corrected you will no longer have the ability to focus at close distances. You will be in the need of reading glasses.
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